[OSGeo-Conf] [Board] FOSS4G Discount for Charter Members proposal

Andrew Ross andrew.ross at eclipse.org
Tue Aug 26 08:42:15 PDT 2014

Sorry Peter, I'm not sure I understand your comment?

On 26/08/14 11:22, Peter Baumann wrote:
> so back with universities :)
> -Peter
> On 08/26/2014 05:16 PM, Andrew Ross wrote:
>> Very good point.
>> A not-for-profit organizer may be a significant benefit and simplify 
>> things quite a bit.
>> A bunch more legal/fiscal issues emerge when you run events and have 
>> to handle and transfer funds internationally. The number of 
>> organizations who can handle this is fairly limited and those that do 
>> so for a reasonable fee even more so. Continuity helps make it 
>> worthwhile to figure this out in the first place and stay on top of 
>> it as things change over time.
>> On 26/08/14 10:59, Darrell Fuhriman wrote:
>>> Amen. We burned at least two months, maybe three, working that out.
>>> I think it’s actually really funny that the first piece of advice 
>>> given to the LOC by OSGeo is “Find a conference organizer to help you.”
>>> If that’s the first piece of advice, then it seems pretty clear to 
>>> me that OSGeo should just have a conference organizer on contract. 
>>> The benefits of continuity from year to year would be enormous.
>>> d.
>>> On Aug 26, 2014, at 07:54, David William Bitner 
>>> <bitner at dbspatial.com> wrote:
>>>> And none of this even discusses the hassles that a grass roots 
>>>> organizing group has with finding an entity to act as a fiscal 
>>>> agent (aka deal with the money).

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